COURTS OF PARISj NAPLES, ETC. 139 la Grange Bateliere, Is surrounded by spies, who are at all hours parading before the gate of his large court, which, as well as the apartments, faces the short street of that name leading to the Boulevards, and through the windows on both sides one may from the street see every person that moves in them. He only goes out in the morning to take a walk, in the evening to some theatre, and frequently sups with Mrs. Elliot, with whom I think I told you Dr. Gem was imprisoned four months. The doctor is eighty-two, and very stout. He was a violent democrat, but I fancy his prison and the strange work he has been witness to have cooled his ardour for the extremes of liberty. He is great-uncle to Mr. Huskisson, and a very good physician. His nephew was bred by him a surgeon, and was then as revolutionary as himself. He was made secretary of the Club des Feuillans,1 and when Lord Gower2 came to be in want of a secretary, this young man was recommended to him as being the son of a Trentham tenant. This i The Club of Feuillans, established by Mirabeau, in the building of the old convent of that name, which then occupied a portion of the Rue Castiglione. 2 George Granville, third Earl Gower, ambassador to the Court of France.